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5/3/2016 12:12:16 PM
Acting Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson has announced that no charges will be filed against a homeowner who was involved in a shooting that occurred on Liberty Street in Fredonia on April 23.  Swanson says charges are forthcoming against two others involved including the person who was shot.  Swanson, who is also a gun owner, says the homeowner did use discretion in ut...read more
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2016-05-03 06:28
Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, once one of New York's "three men in the room," will be spending time in prison.  U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni sentenced Silver to 12 years after he became the latest in a string of politicians convicted of corruption.  None of them, the judge said, were as high up government as Silver was.  The term was less than what prosecutors wante...read more
2016-05-03 03:26
Area State Senator Cathy Young has introduced legislation that would provide 100% state aid to cover the increase in the county district attorneys' salaries. In a statement, Young says providing the mandate relief for county governments affords them better control of their own finances and helps them pass along that savings to residents and business. Without the legislation, counties will have to ...read more
2016-05-03 03:18
Authorities have made an arrest in connection with a house fire that occurred in Jamestown last month. Jamestown Fire officials saw multiple items in the debris from the blaze at 136 Maple Street that occurred on April 18th and found that the location may have been used to manufacture methamphetamine.  Members of Jamestown Police and the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force later executed a search...read more
2016-05-03 01:54
The top elected official in Fredonia say she was "very worried" as the weekend long event that was formerly known as Fred Fest un-folded on Friday and Saturday and says she will be following up on the situation. Mayor Athanasia Landis says she can't prevent the event from happening, but wonders if an alternative can be found.  She will be discussing it with other trustees, Police Chief Brad M...read more
2016-05-03 08:17
A property damage crash on Temple Road in the town of Dunkirk Sunday led to charges against a 17-year-old resident.  State Police say when they reached the scene, they observed the driver showing signs of impairment.  Troopers arrested the youth, who was not identified, charging the suspect with DWI and unlawful possession of marijuana.  The suspect was found to be in possession of ...read more
2016-05-03 08:13
A missionary from the Randolph-area has become the second U-S National found dead in Jamaica after being reportedly attacked and killed last weekend.  We have learned that 53-year-old Harold Nichols worked for many years at New Directions Youth and Family Services in Randolph.  Officials at New Beginnings, which includes the Randolph Children's Home, say they are "devastated" by the news...read more
2016-05-03 07:57
Area Congressman Tom Reed was among the majority in the House that recently approved the Great Lake Restoration Initiative. During a conference call with area media including WDOE News, the Corning Republican indicated that the 300-million dollar measure helps protect the lakes because it is "critically important" to preserve these natural resources for future generations.  Reed says the Sena...read more
2016-05-03 07:47
The National Weather Service says that areas of dense fog will be impacting the morning commute, across portions of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Erie counties through mid-morning...with visibilities of a 1/4 mile or less at times.  Expect improving conditions between 10 and 11 am.  Please allow extra travel time this morning and increase your following distance behind other vehicles. &...read more
2016-05-02 05:04
  A Jamestown woman is facing multiple felony counts related to welfare fraud. Just after 5:00 PM Saturday Chautauqua County Sheriff's Deputies charged 31-year-old Joathylet Ruedas with 5 counts of offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree, welfare fraud in the 4th degree, grand larceny in the 4th degree, and misuse of food stamps. Ruedas received $2,972 dollars in unentitle...read more
2016-05-02 12:53
An employee of a Gowanda area group home has pleaded guilty to a charge stemming from an incident where she repeatedly used a government issued credit card to make personal purchases.  New York Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott announced today the arrest and guilty plea of 37-year-old Corrine Alexander of Gowanda, a New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities employ...read more
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